ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 2000-2003
Snorts of laughter from agents and blank looks from investors are the depressing sign that despite years of preaching, green issues have made little impact on the mainstream property industry.
When Cisco was hunting for a new office centre in Germany, it hit a green wall. The group ended up building its own complex at Hallbergmoos, near Munich airport, to achieve target savings over conventional buildings of 40 per cent lower energy consumption, 50 per cent less CO2 output and extensive use of sustainable materials.
A controversial scientist who dismisses doom-mongering over global warming has come under fire for using ‘seductive but dangerous’ arguments based on flimsy evidence.